Jesse Ventura, the former WWF wrestler turned Governor of Minnesota, predicts Sarah Palin will emerge victorious in the Republican presidential nominations, reports CNN.
Appearing as a guest on Piers Morgan's 'Tonight' show, Ventura discussed conspiracy theories, foreign policy and his possible return to politics. After the show, the 66-year-old gave a separate interview during which he predicted Sarah Palin will be the women to go head-to-head with President Barack Obama in 2012, saying, "They're grooming her for it, she's got a TV show. It seems that elections today are more popularity than they are substantial issues. She's the type of person that certainly will be controlled by the status quo and the power structure. So she'd make a perfect candidate for them, she'll do what she's told". On his interview with Morgan, Ventura was impressed by the British journalist's line of questioning, saying, "He's tough, he's a button pusher. I know now why Cnn hired him, because he can definitely get you stirred up, as he did me".
In recent years, Jesse Ventura has made the foray into acting and starred as a self-help guru in the Johnny Knoxville movie 'The Ringer'. He went on to feature in an episode of 'The X Files' and more recently appeared in the independent comedy 'Woodshop', which was released in September 2010.